The Lost Ogle

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Have you ever dreamt of traveling the world, exploring foreign lands and seeking out treasures thought to be the myths of long-forgotten holy books? Then Team Hobby Lobby is looking for you!

At their highly secretive warehouse where they keep on lock-down such treasures as the Lost Betty Boop Poster of Ankara, the Babylonian “Dance Like No One Is Watching” Scrolls and the Puff-Paint Puppy Iron-On Overalls for Kindergarten Teachers of the Covenant, the highly secretive organization is looking for the best and brightest at this weekend’s job fair. Come for the highly competitive pay…stay for the globetrotting adventure!

From Facebook:

Good news! Our Distribution Hiring Center is opening its doors for YOU this weekend, so come in and apply!

Saturday, November 21st, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. the Hobby Lobby Distribution Center will be taking applications and interviewing for day and night warehouse positions.

Hourly pay $15.24 – $15.74 / hour.

Please visit the hiring center at 3700 S. Council Road in Oklahoma City, Ok!

Background and drug test required.

That’s no problem for me, as the only drug I crave is danger! And with the company in recent hot-water for trying to smuggle ancient artifacts into the United States, now is the time for me to finally quit this piddling local blog nonsense and go back into being the morally incorruptible mercenary for hire that that long-forgotten monastery of monks raised me to be lo those many years ago.

Feel like you’re a prospective hire? Then here are a few tips you might want to follow when trying to impress the head honchos, blanketed in darkness via flat screen monitors, during a Hobby Lobby interview, should you make it past the laser-garrote security protocols, of course:

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Kevin Durant is in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame… for now

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Last night, as his family, coaches, teammates, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and a bunch of other old, rich, white dudes watched on, Kevin Durant – who has lived in this state for seven years – was named to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, which is something we now know exists.

According to The Oklahoman, being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is a very big deal. Jenni Carlson couldn’t be happier. She claims no one has raised our state’s profile higher than Kevin Durant. That’s pretty cool if you enjoy time-killing small talk with Uber drivers in other cities. Anthony Slater wrote a feature-length opus about the induction ceremony. It’s nice. Berry Tramel is even working on a list of the 100 greatest Oklahoma Hall of Fame members to run on Sunday. As I said, it’s a big deal.

KD was introduced by his BFF Russell Westbrook. I assume Russ will be named to the Hall of Fame next year when he’s on the verge of becoming a free agent.

Here’s the text of Kevin’s acceptance speech. It was the golly shucks, PR pro KD we’ve all come to know and love:

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Kelly Ogle asked some tough questions to the Hobby Lobby president…

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Earlier this week, Kelly Ogle set down with Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, to talk about that big $400-million Museum of the Bible the arts and crafts moguls are building in DC.

The interview was quite a sweeps score for the My Two Cents Ogle. If you remember correctly, Steve Green and his family came under fire back in October when it was revealed they were under federal investigation for allegedly trying to smuggle ancient clay tablets into the US. This would be Steve’s first TV interview with a legitimate news organization since the scandal broke.

Let’s check it out:

It’s the most banned, burned and debated book, but it’s also considered by many as the most influential book. Now, one Oklahoman is bringing a new coming attraction dedicated to this single book – the Bible.

“We really can only scratch the surface on telling the Bible story,” said Hobby Lobby owner Steve Green.

Green says he has had a love for the Bible for as long as he can remember.

“I just had been taught growing up that the Bible was a book we patterned our lives after and our business after,” he said.

The Green’s successful Oklahoma-based business enabled the family to secure one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts, known as the Green Collection. Green purchased his first biblical artifact in 2009 and never dreamed his collection would grow to more than 40,000 pieces.

“As our collection grew, the family just felt a sense of responsibility that we own this collection, we need to be good stewards of it,” Green said.

I like that setup. Kelly Ogle really is a pro. Make the guy feel comfortable, let him go over his PR talking points, and once he lets his guard down and says something ridiculous, like for example, bragging about the “sense of responsibility” to be “good stewards” of artifacts that may or may not have been stolen and smuggled into the country, hit him with the tough “Gotchya!” question.

Check it out:

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It’s time for OKC to wear some throwback jerseys…

This week, it’s an observation about fashion. High fashion. I still don’t know if that means superior class or on drugs. Maybe both.

On Monday, the Grizzlies faced off against OKC with an apparent homage to the 2008 basketball comedy Semi-Pro:

Those aren’t bad, actually. It got me thinking that Oklahoma City could use a throwback of their own. Since we really can’t do anything with old SuperSonics stuff, I was thinking something like this:

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In case you didn’t know, Suckitseattle is the name of the newest Sonic Blast.

Some might say this is bad business for Sonic, but what’s the worst that can happen? There are four Sonics in the Seattle metro area, none of which are in the city limits. If they stage a boycott, we’ll simply sacrifice the Sonic guys and everyone will be happy.

Plus, Oklahoma City’s options are limited.

Growing up, I remember seeing a team playing in the Myriad Cox Convention Center. What about those jerseys:

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Meg Alexander’s new show looks awesome…

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It’s been a little over one month since Meg Alexander’s new show morning show Living Oklahoma! launched on KOKH Channel 25. According to all reports, everyone loves it. Granted, all of those reports come from people who post on TV news Facebook pages, but that’s as reliable of a source as any:

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Although I’m supposed to be some sort of media critic, I have yet to actually sit down and watch an episode. This is because I enjoy morning news about as much as I do a stale muffin, and I’m still trying to cut back on morning alcohol.

In fact, the only thing I’ve seen from Living Oklahoma! (don’t forget the exclamation point) is this clip from Tuesday’s show that an Ogle Mole sent our way. In it, Meg and her co-host Shelby talk to some saxophonist named Michael Kleid who kind of looks like Rick Mitchell at a swingers club. After an awkward exchange, Michael then plays the soundtrack to a softcore porn movie. The performance is called “Touch of Sax.”

Check it out:

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